Thursday, June 30, 2011

Taxi industry takes to the skies

By Khanyisa Tabata
30 June 2011

The taxi industry is looking at new ways to expand its mode of transport.

The South African National Taxi Council told potential investors at a meeting in Johannesburg that it will be launching a low cost airline.

The venture will officially be unveiled in September and the planes will take to the skies by November.

Santaco secretary general Phillip Taaibosch says this does not mean that they want to leave the taxi industry.

Santaco’s more than 180000 members transport about 16-million people daily.

Santaco Express will offer a daily flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Bhisho and back. Ticket prices, yet to be finalised, would include a taxi drop-off at airports.

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